Johannes Kimmel

M, #317, b. 31 October 1792, d. 28 December 1861
FatherGeorge Jacob Kimmel b. 30 Sep 1764, d. 14 Aug 1825
MotherMaria Elizabeth Runckel b. 12 Apr 1764, d. 8 Apr 1838


Magdalene Faust b. 22 August 1797, d. 5 January 1865
Family BackgroundGrant - Klinger Ancestry and Allied Families


     Johannes Kimmel was born on Wednesday, 31 October 1792 in Braunschweig Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania.1 Johannes and Magdalene Faust, daughter of Peter Faust and Magdalene Berger, were married on Sunday, 13 April 1817.1,2 Johannes died at age 69 on Saturday, 28 December 1861.1,2
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     Johannes may have been born on Tuesday, 30 October 1792 near Orwigsburg, Berks County, Pennsylvania.2 Johannes was baptized on 17 November 1792 at the Zion "Red" Lutheran Church, between Deer Lake and Orwigsburg in Brunswick Township, Berks County (now Schuylkill County), Pennsylvania. Balthaser and Susana Bock stood as godparents. It should also be noted that a genealogy of the Hans Conrad Kimmel family put the baptism date 3 days earlier.2,3 Johannes was confirmed in May 1807 at Zion "Red" Lutheran Church, between Deer Lake and Orwigsburg in Brunswick Township.2 He and Magdalene Faust had probably nine children, Catherine, born 12 April 1818; Maria, born 3 July 1820; Magdalene, born 19 Jan 1822; Johannes, born 12 September 1824; Christine, born 26 January 1827; Susanna, date of birth unknown; Sara, born 19 July 1832; George, born 2 October 1834; and Louis, born 20 August 1837.
     On 7 June 1860 Johannes was enumerated as the head of the household in Barry Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, in the federal census of 1 June 1860. His wife, Magdalene, also lived there at the time of the enumeration. At the time of the census, Johannes was a farmer who had apparently quite large holdings, as the value of his real estate was estimated as $23,100. The value of his personal estate was said to be $800. In addition to his wife, Hetty Scholler, a 13-year old girl, lived with him at the time. Given her age, it is possible that she is a granddaughter. In the same dwelling, also resided his son, Lewis, and his family.4
Last Edited27 Aug 2016


  1. [S11] Family data, Magdalene Kimmel Family Bible (n.p.:, unknown publish date); in possession of Eva Klinger as of 1967, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Hereinafter cited as Magdalene Kimmel Family Bible.
  2. [S228] Franklin B. Buser, The Hans Conrad Kimmel Family (613 Bryant St., Stroudsberg, PA 18360: Franklin B. Buser, 21 October 1992). Hereinafter cited as The H. C. Kimmel Family.
  3. [S1494] Zion Red Church and Vicinity, Annotated Record of Births/Baptisms, Brunswick Township, then Berks, now Schuylkill County, 1755-1800 with Many Gaps: baptismal record of Johannes Kimmel, (17 November 1792), translated primarily by Caroline Berryman, Pastor Weller, and Arthur G. Schuman, transcribed by F. Richard Turnbach, (1998), online Hereinafter cited as Red Zion Church Baptisms.
  4. [S1324] John Kimmel household, 1860 U.S. census, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Barry Township, page 5, dwelling 31, family 33, National Archives and Records Administration micropublication M653, roll 1180.